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BHF - Don't underestimate alcohol heart health risks

A new nationwide Change4Life campaign has exposed that drinking slightly over the lower-risk alcohol guidelines can seriously impact long term health.

The campaign’s TV adverts highlight that regularly drinking around two large glasses of wine or two strong pints of beer a day double the risk of developing high blood pressure.

Dr Mike Knapton, BHF's Associate Medical Director, said: “An estimated 10 million Brits drink more than the recommended limits for alcohol, which puts one in five of us at increased risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and weight gain.

“There’s absolutely no reason why we can’t all enjoy our favourite tipple in moderation.

Understanding your alcohol limits, using the new Change4Life calculator, will help you work towards a healthy lifestyle and a healthy future.”

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